Battle of Derasge

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Battle of Derasge
Part of Zemene Mesafint
Date 9 February 1855
Location Derasge, Ethiopian Empire
Result Victory for Kassa Hailu
Coronation as Tewodros II of Ethiopia
Commanders and leaders
Wube Haile Maryam Kassa Hailu

The Battle of Derasge was fought on 9 February 1855 between Kassa Hailu's forces and the forces of Wube Haile Maryam, Dejazmatch of Tigray. Kassa won the battle, and two days later was crowned Tewodros II of Ethiopia at the church of Derasge Mariam near Mekane Berhan.[1]

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  1. ^ Thomas P. Ofcansky; David H. Shinn (29 March 2004). Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia. Scarecrow Press. pp. 376–. ISBN 978-0-8108-6566-2.